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Welcome to Our Student Blog!

Hello, and welcome to our Student Blog! It is really fantastic for us to make this blog because we can now show people around the world like you about our lives at school and in our villages.

In 2008, The Ponheary Ly Foundation brought us computers in Chey Primary School. They were One Laptop Per Child (XO) computers that had software Write, e-toys, Paint and Scratch. I started studying computers in 2009. I was very glad when I could study computer. At first, we have only 16 XO, but from year to year we have more and more computers. In 2010 the PLF brought 13 desktop computers and 20 more XO laptops. I am really enjoy computer XO and desktop. It has given me a lot of knowledge about Microsoft Office that I never knew before. I love Microsoft Office.

In December 2011 we have started to make a project video that taught by Diana the Traveling Teacher. She came and taught us how to make a video and use camera, and to study about of to the brainstorm ideas for our projects. It was the first time for us and very difficult to make a video. Even though it was new and difficult for us, I wanted to try to do it because I have seen Toy Story and Titanic and I wanted to know how to make movies too. The hardest part for us to learn was how to brainstorm ideas for the videos and how to make storyboards before we start to take the video. We had to think a lot about what our video would look like. My team and I decided to make a video about My Future Dreams and how much I love computers. We made this project by Camera, Ipad, and use Imovie. We have only one week to make a video, it is a short time for us.

We were really proud when we finished our project and put it onto Youtube. Also we felt really wonderful when we saw comments with our video and we read them. It was really cool for us because we did not know about Youtube and that we can make a video and put it there for people to watch.

Nowadays we start to make a new New Digital Media Lab. This time we work with a very different computer. We make a blog and more videos. We now have Macbook computers that have the software iMovie and SD card ports, an iPad, and new video cameras that have very good quality. Also we now have tripods and microphones.

Especially, I want to make a new blog, because I never know it and never think that can make it before. I am really happy when I make a blog because I can show many people our lives and activities that we have studied, and we can put our videos here. And you can comment and tell us what you think.

Please leave a comment. And tell us where you are from! ~ by Sothy

Sothy is a graduate of Pouck High School in Siem Reap Province and a Tchey School alumni. He is currently a student at Pannasas Tra University. He is also an assistant English teacher and XO computer teacher at Tchey School. He continues to study technology through the Ponheary Ly Foundation. If he could go anywhere in the world for a visit, he would go to Australia to see the opera house.

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  1. I am so happy that our students finally have the ability to share their stories with the world. For 6 years we have been telling their story and so excited to finally hear from THEM.

    I am so proud!

  2. You did a really great job with this blog! I would like to see a blog from your trip to Australia and the opera house some day!

    1.  Thank you for watched and read our blog. We are so happy because you are
      very nice for us.
       Thank for believe in us.

      By sen

  3. It is wonderful to read your blog and learn about all the great things you are creating to connect, communicate and share with the world. How special! Keep up the fantastic work.

  4. This is an excellent, beautifully written and interesting blog. I look forward to reading more of it. Keep it up! I am so proud of all that you are achieving.

  5. We feel fortunate to have been to Cambodia and seen the computer lab the foundation bought for Tchey school. It’s wonderful to read your blog and see how successful the program has been and what an excellent job you’re doing as a writer and teacher.

  6. Sothy!  Great work on the blog!  I miss you all so very much, so being able to read about what you are working on makes me feel like I am there. I am so looking forward to reading more posts from you.  When will you be posting your current video production? 

    Did your teacher show you the DVD’s I left with him?  They are the videos I did of my girls school here in Seattle, Washington. 

    Now I am working on the video I shot while I was there… I have A LOT of video. Don’t forget when shooting b-roll: WIDE – MEDIUM – TIGHT! I send big smiles and big hugs to everyone.

  7. I am so happy to read your blog and to learn about your new media lab.  I am looking forward to seeing you again one of these days and will keep reading your blog.  I think you will be able to make videos more easily than when the WOWI team was there.

  8. Sothy, you and your team of writers and producers did a GREAT job on this production!  Telling your story touched my heart.  I feel we all want more stories that touch our hearts, move us to connect with one another.  Thank you!

  9. It is wonderful to be able to hear and see what is going on in Cambodia and for sharing your story.  Keep up the good work!

  10. Greetings from Baltimore! We love to read your blog and see the gorgeous pictures of your beautiful community and wonderful students and teachers. We are writing to you from Garrison Forest School where Diana the Traveling Teacher used to teach. We are a girls only school and we wear uniforms to school every day. We miss Ms. Gross but her work with you and your school makes us very happy. We have computers and love working with them too. We are excited to hear that you like the movies Toy Story and Titanic because we like them too! Have you seen any other American movies that you like? We would love to see a movie that was made in Cambodia. We hope that you and your families are happy and well and would love to hear from you so that we can share interesting things about our communities with each other.

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